Held every year on January 28,
Data Privacy Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. On January 26, 2017, Jules Polonetsky, FPF’s CEO, joined the National Cyber Security Alliance and many other FPF members and friends at Twitter headquarters for its Data Privacy Day Event 2017.
Leading up to the event, FPF participated in two #ChatSTC #PrivacyAware Twitter chats on January 18 and 25, 2017. The January 18 chat centered around how personal information is being used, collected, and shared. Experts shared tips about how to best manage your privacy online. The purpose of the January 25 chat was to discuss why privacy is good for business and how organizations can create cultures of privacy awareness and educate their consumers about their data use practices.
Jules was interviewed by Jeff Frick of
SiliconANGLE about FPF’s mission to advance principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. Jules discussed FPF’s extensive work on consumer data privacy issues, including many of our recent releases: , and Always On: Privacy Implications of Microphone-Enabled Devices, 2016 Mobile Apps Study, Kids & The Connected Home: Privacy in the Age of Connected Dolls, Talking Dinosaurs, and Battling Robots . You can watch the full interview below. Personal Data In Your Car Related Coverage
Data Privacy Day Stresses Online Safety Tips (The Mercury News), Larry Magid
Data Privacy Day: Will you ever have control of your personal info? (c|net), Laura Hautala
Are you safeguarding your data? Tech leaders talk digital privacy (The Mercury News), Queenie Wong
Twitter gathering: Data protection in forefront (Monterey Herald), Queenie Wong
When a doll rats out a parent: Tech firms struggle with thorny privacy issues (SiliconANGLE), Gabriel Pesek
To learn more about Data Privacy Day, please visit https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/about.